Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
servareto keep. See
To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.“I have reserved to myself nothing.”
Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have
reservedagainst the time of trouble?
Job xxxviii. 22,23.
Reserveyour kind looks and language for private hours.
To make an exception of; to except.
The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain
That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a
reservein some other vessel for a continual supply.
That which is excepted; exception.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a
Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined,
reserve, and all the sex, behind.
The clergyman’s shy and sensitive
reservehad balked this scheme.
A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose;
as, the Connecticut
Reservein Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy
Reservesin Canada, for the support of the clergy.
Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
in keeping for other or future use; in store;–
as, he has large quantities of wheat.
in reserve; he has evidence or arguments
Supplemental air, under
Syn. – Reservation; retention; limitation; backwardness; reservedness; coldness; restraint; shyness; coyness; modesty.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To keep in store for future or other use; to withhold from present use for another purpose. The farmer sells his corn, reserving only what is necessary for his family.
Hast thou seen the treasures of hail, which I have reserved against the day of trouble? Job 38.
2.To keep; to hold; to retain.
Will he reserve his anger for ever? Jer. 3.
3.To lay up and keep for a future time. 2Peter 2.
Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.
1.That which is kept for other or future use; that which is retained from present use or disposal.
The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply.
2.Something in the mind withheld from disclosure.
However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain reserves and deviations.
3.Exception; something withheld.
Is knowledge so despis'd? or envy, or what reserve forbids to taste?
4.Exception in favor.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve.
5.Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. Reserve may proceed from modesty, bashfulness, prudence, prudery or sullenness.
My soul surpris'd, and from her sex disjoin'd, left all reserve, and all the sex behind.
6.In law, reservation.
In reserve, in store; in keeping for other or future use. He has large quantities of wheat in reserve. He has evidence or arguments in reserve.
Body of reserve, in military affairs, the third or last line of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to sustain the other lines as occasion may require; a body of troops kept for an exigency.